Joseph Szczesny, Editor

The automotive editor of the Oakland Press in Pontiac, Mich., and veteran automotive journalist, Joe's work is widely read in Detroit and around the auto world. His articles about the industry have appeared in Time Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Automobile Magazine and other publications. A Vietnam Veteran and graduate of Michigan State University. Mr. Szczesny resides with his family in Bloomfield Township, Mich.

Articles

GM Says Turnaround Gaining
GM Says Turnaround Gaining

Delphi Asks Court to Toss Contracts by Joseph Szczesny (4/2/2006)Supplier plots new course — and asks the judge to turn it that way. At the very end of last week, General Motors Corp. finally got a bit of good news as a federal judge inDetroit ruled that it could go ahead with changes to...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
GM: Turnaround Is Working

2007 Cadillac Escalade by TCC Team (3/26/2006)Bigger, better and blingier. Delphi Deadline Draws Near by Joseph Szczesny (3/26/2006)Will March 30 bring strikes or settlements? Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM by Joseph Szczesny (3/24/2006)UAW agrees to cuts at company, Delphi. Final sales figures for...Read More»

Final Volkswagen Beetle at Puebla, Mexico, assembly plant
Delphi Deadline Draws Near

Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM by Joseph Szczesny (3/24/2006)UAW agrees to cuts at company, Delphi. GM, UAW Reach Delphi Deal by TCC Team (3/22/2006)Sweeping buyouts to help GM right Delphi, job cuts. The bankrupt Delphi Corp. faces some critical choices this week as the deadline for revising its...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM

The United Auto Workers has reached agreements with Delphi Corp. and General Motors Corp. on a restructuring plan that will speed up the retirement or transfer of more than 100,000 blue-collar workers from both companies. GM officials also said the agreement will include a combination of...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
GM Keeps GMAC On The Block

GM, UAW Near Deal on Buyouts by Joseph Szczesny (3/19/2006)Deal could mean thousands move off Delphi's rosters. Flint: Does Detroit Hate America? by Jerry Flint (3/19/2006)Why don’t GM and Ford like American cars? General Motors Corp. is still pursuing efforts to sell off a majority stake in...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
GM, UAW Near Deal on Buyouts

GM Keeps GMAC On The Block by Joseph Szczesny (3/19/2006)Accounting issues dragging down company’s Wall Street cred. Flint: Does Detroit Hate America? by Jerry Flint (3/19/2006)Why don’t GM and Ford like American cars? General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers are reporting progress on...Read More»

Geely CEO
Geely Marching Forward to ’08

Dunne: China’s Secret Fuel by Michael J. Dunne (1/2/2006)It’s called ambition. Chinese Cars Coming to Detroit by TCC Team (12/26/2005)First China car planned for auto-show debut, more to follow. Geely, the ambitious automaker that wants to become the first company to sell Chinese-made cars to...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Zetsche Focuses on Bribery Scandal

DC Profits $3.4 Billion in 2005 by Joseph Szczesny (2/20/2006)Chrysler Group gets nearly $2 billion in credit for the gains. DaimlerChrysler's Dieter Zetsche has always been an excellent student of culture, popular and otherwise. Zetsche had no problem zeroing in on the notion that hip-hop could...Read More»

2006 Chevrolet Camaro concept
CAW Approves Camaro Changes

The Camaro That Almost Was by TCC Team (1/23/2006)How GM’s hot concept pony car got that way. 2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part XIII by Richard Yarrow (1/10/2006)Camaro’s backstory, Wrangler four-door—Cherokee?—for New York. Members of Canadian Auto Workers Local 222 in Oshawa, Ont., have...Read More»

AMR Performance Center
Dana Plunges Into Bankruptcy

GM-UAW-Delphi Stuck in Neutral by Joseph Szczesny (2/20/2006)Talks lay fallow, but zingers do too. Following a path worn by big suppliers such as Delphi, Tower,Meridian, Federal-Mogul, and Collins & Aikman, Dana Corp. has filed for protection under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for...Read More»

The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from The Car Connection. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.